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Friday 21 October 2016

Tidy Westmeath holding for €495,000

Jim O'Brien

Published 21/10/2015 | 02:30

This residence on 30ac has come on the market near Killucan, Co Westmeath
This residence on 30ac has come on the market near Killucan, Co Westmeath

A fine residence is the centrepiece of a lovely 30ac farm for sale at Corbettstown, Killucan, Co Westmeath. The holding is on the market with a guide price of €495,000.

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It is located 10 minutes from the M4 at Kinnegad, 15 minutes from Mullingar, 3km from Killucan and 5km from Delvin on the N52. The property includes the house, a range of sheds and 30ac of good grazing ground.

The four to five bedroom, two-storey house is done in a brick finish. The interior is finished to a high specification that includes maple flooring, oak flooring, tiling, a fully fitted kitchen, a downstairs WC and two ensuite bedrooms.

Other accommodation consists of a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, five bedrooms, and a family bathroom. The house is surrounded by lovely mature and well-tended gardens.

Outside there are three garages in a neat courtyard to the back of the house. The farming facilities include three new sheds, a three-link slatted shed, a creep area, a four-bay bedded shed, a three bay machinery shed and a haybarn along with excellent cattle handling facilities.

The land is laid out in four fields that are well fenced and sheltered, all in grass and in a fine state of fertility. Road frontage is limited and access is by a laneway along a narrow strip of land that leads to the house.

Stephen Barry of selling agents Raymond Potterton says this is "a model farm made up of good Westmeath grazing ground. Everything in the house and outside is done really well. Not a penny needs to be spent on any of it."

Post-auction sale

Meanwhile, staying in Westmeath, the same agent recently sold a 22ac parcel of grazing ground at Clonarney, Delvin. The non-residential holding is all in grass and laid out in two divisions with road frontage on to two roads. According to Stephen Barry the property has an expired planning permission, which could potentially be revived.

At auction bidding opened at €150,000 and with two customers in action bids of €10,000 saw the price rise to €190,000 and then on to €200,000 before it was withdrawn.

It sold immediately after auction to the highest bidder, a young dairy farmer from the locality.

The Navan auctioneer did not enjoy the same good fortune with the auction of a 42ac non-residential farm at Castletown, Delvin.

Located on the outskirts of Delvin village the grazing ground, a portion of which is zoned for development, is in four divisions and divided by a stream. At auction, the parcel attracted one bid of €350,000 and was withdrawn. It is now for sale by private treaty.

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